Project Manager (Immigration and Border Management)

Project Manager (Immigration and Border Management) Position Title : Project Manager (Immigration and Border Management) Duty Station : Niamey, Niger Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2 Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, nine months with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible Closing Date : 18 November 2020 Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process. For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates: Internal candidates Candidates from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu Second tier candidates include: All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states. Context: Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission in Niger and the direct supervision of the IBM Program Manager based in Niger, the successful candidate will be accountable and responsible for supporting the coordination, implementation and monitoring of the second phase of the Immigration and Border Management (IBM) project called CATs (Collaboration against trafficking and smuggling between Niger and Nigeria) II “Enhancing cross-border cooperation on border management and counter-trafficking between Niger and Nigeria (Phase II)”, which complements and extends the “Enhancing cross-border cooperation on border management and counter-trafficking between Niger and Nigeria (Phase I)”, funded by the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund CSSF/ UK Home Office. S/he will also contribute to the implementation of related new projects. Extensive travel in the field and across the region for monitoring and evaluation may be required. Core Functions / Responsibilities: Supervise project support team in implementing activities, including reporting, monitoring and evaluation. Review CATS I project results and follow-up on the continuation of all the activities of phase I in close coordination with national counterparts. Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the project CATS II and the related legal reform and institutional support aspects of the project. Support the program manager in planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring other IBM portfolio activities, especially the trainings of the regional project “Supporting Border Management capacities in the Sahel Region within COVID-19 response” funded by Japan Undertake duty travel, in line with prevailing security restrictions, relating to project assessments, liaison with counterparts, and project implementation, as required. Prepare and coordinate regular project reports in a timely manner according to IOM Niger and Regional Office (RO) Dakar in donor formats, in close coordination with the program manager, the Program support unit as well as the Monitoring and Evaluation Officers based in national and regional office. Ensure adequate information management on project related activities including project awareness raising and visibility; regular updates, summaries, press releases and other relevant materials, in coordination with the donor and IOM’s Public Information Department. Participate in relevant conferences, workshops, steering committees, policy and technical working groups, as well as other forums to ensure proper coordination and presentation of IOM activities. Perform such other duties as may be assigned. Required Qualifications and Experience: Education • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law, International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience. Experience • Experience in report writing and project development participation; • Experience with the Security Sector Reform and institutional training curriculums; • Experience in liaising with Government authorities, other national /international institutions and donors (including, preferably, US and UK institutions and civil society organizations); • Experience in community engagement program implementation; • Previous experience of working in the border management field; • Knowledge and working experience in the Western and Central African (WCA) region a distinct advantage. Skills • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization; • Very good writing and analytical skills. Languages IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. For this position, fluency in English and French (oral and written) is required. Working knowledge of Arabic and/or Spanish is an advantage. Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments. Notes 1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database ( Required Competencies: Values - all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values: • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible. • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct. • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges. Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2 • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results. • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes. • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate. • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work. • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way. Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2 • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential. • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential. • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction. IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview. Other: Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation. This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months. The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible. Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted. How to apply Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 18 November 2020 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For further information please refer to: Posting period: From 05.11.2020 to 18.11.2020 No Fees: IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts. Requisition: SVN 2020 246 Project Manager (IBM) (P2) Niamey, Niger (56707009) Released Posting: Posting NC56707010 (56707010) Released

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